n Cabo - House names

Volume 9, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0379-4830


The present-day numerical anonymity of houses lining the streets of rhe suburban Cape peninsula is in sharp contrast with the former method of identifying a property. Although, admittedly, it is far simpler to locate 8 Park Road, Rondebosch, than to find it under the name of Glen Etive, this appears to be the only advantage of numbers over names. Name plates fixed to the entrance gates of homes are now almost non-existent and the dwelling within and the casual passer-by are the losers by their absence.

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